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Russia: Attempts made 'to fabricate attacks' by Russia in Syria - MoD02:27

Russia: Attempts made 'to fabricate attacks' by Russia in Syria - MoD

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 28, 2016 at 18:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

A top Russian military commander said that "now, when Russian and Syrian aircraft have not been flying in Aleppo for 10 days, attempts to fabricate attacks in other parts of Syria are being made." Speaking at the Russian Ministry of Defence in Moscow, Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoi cited "the dissemination of the tragedy at the school in Idlib" as an example.

General Rudskoi said “all this is being done with one purpose: to distract the international community from war crimes committed by the US-led coalition." He said “we hope that the United States will fulfil its promises to conduct an objective investigation into these war crimes." He said “there are new cases of coalition air strikes on civilian targets” including one, “at 03:35, October 24, US Air Force tactical aircraft launched missile and bomb strikes on a school in the village of Tel-Kaif" in Iraq.

The general also blamed the failure of the ceasefire on the US failing “to comply with any existing obligation, and armed forces controlled by them unilaterally resumed fighting after regrouping." The “main reason for the disruption of the humanitarian operation was the lack of continuation on it by the UN workers and the lack of impact on the moderate opposition operating in western Aleppo from the side of the USA." He noted that “despite this, we are ready to implement the cessation of hostilities regime and humanitarian pauses."

Russia: Attempts made 'to fabricate attacks' by Russia in Syria - MoD02:27
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A top Russian military commander said that "now, when Russian and Syrian aircraft have not been flying in Aleppo for 10 days, attempts to fabricate attacks in other parts of Syria are being made." Speaking at the Russian Ministry of Defence in Moscow, Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoi cited "the dissemination of the tragedy at the school in Idlib" as an example.

General Rudskoi said “all this is being done with one purpose: to distract the international community from war crimes committed by the US-led coalition." He said “we hope that the United States will fulfil its promises to conduct an objective investigation into these war crimes." He said “there are new cases of coalition air strikes on civilian targets” including one, “at 03:35, October 24, US Air Force tactical aircraft launched missile and bomb strikes on a school in the village of Tel-Kaif" in Iraq.

The general also blamed the failure of the ceasefire on the US failing “to comply with any existing obligation, and armed forces controlled by them unilaterally resumed fighting after regrouping." The “main reason for the disruption of the humanitarian operation was the lack of continuation on it by the UN workers and the lack of impact on the moderate opposition operating in western Aleppo from the side of the USA." He noted that “despite this, we are ready to implement the cessation of hostilities regime and humanitarian pauses."

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